Won’t Divest From Gun Related Businesses

(May 5, 2018) Warren Buffett defends his earlier remarks on CNBC that he wouldn’t pressure Berkshire subsidiaries to divest from gun-related businesses.

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Speculation on Bitcoin

(May 5, 2018) Just before appearing before thousands of shareholders at the 2018 Berkshire annual meeting on May 5, CNBC’s Becky Quick tweeted that Warren Buffett told her bitcoin is “probably rat poison squared,” one-upping his partner Charlie Munger who had called it simply “rat poison.” Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger didn’t use those words... Continue Reading →

Warren Buffett Was Wrong on IBM

(August 30, 2017) In a live interview on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” Warren Buffett concedes he made a mistake when he bought IBM, explains why he thinks Apple is different, predicts Berkshire will keep its Bank of America stock for a “long, long time,” and declines to criticize President Trump.

2014 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Buffett explains why he, as a member of Coca-Cola’s board, abstained on a vote approving an executive compensation plan he thought was “excessive.” He also argues that CEO’s salaries should be kept secret, criticizes some activist investors for their short-term goals, and rejects the view that corporate taxes are too high. Prior to the 2014... Continue Reading →

Bitcoin is not a Currency

(May 3, 2014) The following year, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett still doesn’t see a long-term future for bitcoin. Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” in March, he says he wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t exist after 10 or 20 years. Around that time, the price of one bitcoin ranged between $450 and $700.

2013 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Warren Buffett recounts how Berkshire partnered with 3G Capital’s Jorge Paulo Lemann to make their $23B acquisition of Heinz. He is also challenged about why GEICO is not copying Progressive’s use of technology that tracks driver behavior, defends buying newspapers after previously saying the industry was dying, and gives credit to President George W. Bush... Continue Reading →

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